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News tagged ‘Disparities’ clear

  • A study has shown that African Americans are more likely than whites to die from cancer. Dr. Christopher Lathan said although the disparity gap is decreasing, more progress is needed to close it.

Tags: Disparities, PopulationScience

  • Officials are celebrating the opening of what is believed to be the first dedicated cancer clinic of its kind in a community health center. The clinic is a partnership between the Whittier Street Health Center in Roxbury and Dana-Farber.

Tags: Partnerships, Disparities

  • Leaders at the Whittier Street Health Center in Roxbury and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute celebrated the opening of a new clinic to help address disparities in cancer cases among residents of inner-city urban neighborhoods.

Tags: Partnerships, Disparities

  • A study by Dr. Carlos Rodriguez-Galindo shows when retinoblastomas, or tumors in the retina, are diagnosed in racial and ethnic minority children without private health insurance, the disease often takes a more invasive, potentially life-threatening course.

Tags: ChildhoodCancer, Disparities, PopulationScience

  • Dr. Ursula Matulonis explained what women should know about getting the best possible care to treat ovarian cancer.

Tags: OvarianCancer, Disparities, GynecologicCancers

  • Research led by Dr. Ann Partridge shows young women with breast cancer who are of poorer financial status may experience delays in seeking medical care and advice for the disease. 

Tags: BreastCancer, Disparities

  • Dr. Ursula Matulonis said women diagnosed with ovarian cancer should try to get to a place with gynecologic oncologists and nurses who work with these cancers every day.

Tags: OvarianCancer, Disparities, GynecologicCancers

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